Museums in Düsseldorf

A quirky mix of cultural institutions in the state capital of NRW

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The collection of museums and historical attractions in Düsseldorf is surprisingly diverse and visits to these magnificent institutions is often surprising.

The museums of the city of Düsseldorf impress with their well structured, comprehensible displays and sometimes striking locations and architecture. They include the Stadtmuseum, Film Museum, Hetjens Museum of Ceramics and others. Benrath Palace Museum with it’s beautiful gardens has been included on the UNESCO World Heritage List and the Jägerhof stately home hosting the Goethe Museum are both magnificent baroque examples.

Goethe Museum

The Goethe Museum reveals fascinating insights into his life, his travels, his acquaintances and loves, his profession as a lawyer and civil servant, research in natural science topic as well as his masterpieces. It is located in the Schloss Jägerhof by the Hofgarten central park.

Stadt Museum

The best place to discover more about Düsseldorf is the Stadtmuseum. The oldest museum in the city reveals the history, tradition, culture and arts of the both the state capital and the region. Besides its impressive collection, temporary themed exhibitions are a joy to experience.

Hetjens Museum

The ceramic museum in the Altstadt covers 8,000 years of history. Uniting over 20.000 pieces from every continent, works range from early Anatolian vessels dating around 6,000 BC to antique vases, Italian majolica, picture tiles, East Asian porcelain and contemporary ceramics.

 

Breuninger

A view of the fashion emporia building at Kö Bogen of Breuninger in Düsseldorf
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Breuninger inspires with a magnificent shopping experience in their stunning downtown location between Königsallee and Hofgarten. Fashion, accessories, shoes, beauty and cuisine are offered with friendly, professional service across a sales area of over 15,000 square metres in the impressive Kö-Bogen.

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boot Düsseldorf, the largest water sports trade fair in the world sets new standards year after year. January 2019 excites with a 50th anniversary celebration. 250,000 visitors from 102 nations can view a wide range of desirable craft and accessories while interacting with over 2,000 exhibitors from 70 countries.

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Expat Service Desk

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The Expat Service Desk offers initial information concerning living and working within the city of Düsseldorf and the county of Mettmann. This official organisation bundles information, networks and institutions. Gain comprehensive support from us on official procedures and aspects of everyday life.

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